New writing by Linda Pastan, Eric Pankey, Carolyne Wright, Gary Gildner, and others. 


In this public presentation, George Saunders reads from his Story Prize-winning collection, Tenth of December.


Now Available

Boulevard Women, by Lauren Cobb, winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction from BkMk Press. 


We're excited to announce the finalists for the 2014 New Letters Literary Awards.

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Kansas City Literary Events

Recovery Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, September 5, 2014

The Power of Reading

Kansas City, Mo.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Xánath Caraza & Ruben Quesada

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, September 12, 2014


Paean for Bill Hickok (1931-2014)

I commemorate, here, a great man and a great friend, Bill Hickok, who died in Los Angeles on Monday, July 21, 2014. 

Christian Barter on New Letters on the Air

Hear Christian Barterinterviewed by Angela Elam on New Letters on the Air at



New American Essays

with writing by Janet Burroway, Charles Simic, Judith Ortiz Cofer, William H. Gass, and many others.